Found February 29, 2012 on
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Talk about culture shock.
I left the Rockies beat after the 2009 season. When I returned this season I encountered a sea of new faces. That got me thinking, where have all the Rockies have gone?
So I did an update on the guys I knew best:
* Aaron Cook is trying to make the Red Sox rotation. He’s in camp with a minor-league contract. He’s just now starting to throw BP over concerns about his right shoulder.
* Jeff Francis got a minor-league with the Reds. The cerebral lefty, who still lives in Denver, thinks he’s got a great opportunity.
* Fan and media favorite Ryan Spilborghs has a great shot to make the Indians roster in the wake of Grady Sizemore’s back injury.
* Former ace Ubaldo Jimenez, now with Cleveland, says he’s healthy and armed and ready for a big season.
* Former Rockies right fielder Brad Hawpe, coming back from Tommy John surgery, is with the Rangers and will be used in spring exclusively as a first baseman.
* Former closer Huston Street is now pulling duty with t...
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